Merieme Chadid is an explorer, astronomer and astrophysicist. She is the President of the Scientific Board of the United Nations in Basic Sciences, and Vice-President of the International Astronomical Union. Merieme Chadid is the first woman to stay at the South Pole six months to study the stars. She planted the Moroccan Flag there for the first time. She coordinates international Space telescope projects as well. Merieme Chadid is ranked by the American Forbes Magazine as one of the thirty most fascinating workers in the world. Merieme Chadid studied first in the public sector Moroccan schools and got a Master’s degree in Physics and Mathematics from University of Casablanca. She got her PhD in Astronomy and Space from University of Toulouse, France.